The small town of Bluffton lies between the Interstate 95 highway and Hilton Head Island and it’s become a popular place to stay, with a population of 13,000 in 2010 almost doubling in size a decade later.
Bluffton Village Festival takes place every spring, attracting artisans and musicians to celebrate the local culture found along this part of the South Carolina coastline but Old South Golf Links has also played its part in showcasing the local sporting culture since the early 1990s.
Designed by Clyde Johnston, the course has several spectacular holes located on the intra-coastal waterway and it features all the exciting qualities that golf on Hilton Head is known for: island greens, towering live oaks and an abundance of wildlife.
The architect was quoted as saying: "the variety of the setting from oak forest to open pasture to tidal salt marsh provided an opportunity to vary the design elements and strategy of play.”
Highlight holes include the 370-yard par four 7th, playing to an island fairway, then to an island green, and the par four 16th, where the tee boxes are tucked in the woods, with the two-tiered island green hidden from view at the end of a long, left doglegging fairway.